Meet the Maker: Crochet Artist Rebecca of The Pigeons Nest
Rebecca runs The Pigeons Nest and creates amazing crochet creatures. Learn about where she finds her inspiration and what her plans are next…
Meet The Maker – Rebecca From The Pigeons Nest
How did you first get into crochet?
My mum has always crocheted but as I’m the eldest of 5, she never found time to teach me! I taught myself from books and online videos. I’ve always found sitting just watching TV difficult and I’ve always had some sort of craft on the go….crochet has stuck around the longest. I think because it’s so versatile and quick.
What’s your favourite thing to make?
Oooooo. That’s a toughie. I love making baby blankets, we’ve had a few new arrivals in our family and friendship group recently and I love seeing them being used to snuggle babes in. Otherwise you can find me hooking up unicorns and mermaids…they are super fun to create.
How many projects do you have at the moment?
The pile is endless. I’m currently batch making for my fairs so I have 5 unicorns on the hook at the moment. I also have orders that I’m fulfilling so I’ve also got some booties, a glitter maned pony, Christmas baubles and a mermaid in my pile. It’s tricky to juggle with a 7 month old but I do love a challenge!
I love scrapbooking but I really can’t find the time for it right now. Instead I channel my scrapbooking into my planner and order book. It’s sticker carnage!
What’s your favourite thing you have made?
It has to be my granny square snood. It’s the first thing I’ve ever made for myself. I created it out of granny squares that I made whilst running crochet lessons before I fell pregnant. It’s super toasty and I always get such lovely comments whenever I wear it….although recently Little Pigeon has been sporting it more than me!
Where do you find your inspiration?
I get most of my inspiration from the books I read in my childhood. I used to spend two weeks every summer at my paternal grandparents and I used to immerse myself in the vintage Enid Blyton’s my granny had put away for me. I loved that sense of whimsy and adventure.
I’m now reading them to my little boy.
In the short term, Christmas fairs. I’m super excited to be at the Brighton Etsy Made Local Christmas Fair this year, the Brighton Etsy Team is utterly fantastic, so supportive and I love being a part of it.
In the long term, I’m going to be working on improving some of my initial designs that I feel need to be brought up to date with the rest of my makes. And gnomes…..I’m thinking about gnomes….